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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


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It Employment Jumps For First Time Since 2008

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' quarterly current population survey report shows that IT employment rose an estimated 5 percent during the second quarter,...

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Java Supplants IT Security as Most Sought-After Tech Skill Set, Survey Finds

Java/J2EE has become the most difficult skill set and position to fill, according to a new Dice.com survey. Java development has supplanted IT security and virtualization...

Companies Brace For End of Cheap Made-in-China Era
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Companies Brace For End of Cheap Made-in-China Era

Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern coastal China...

From ACM News

Chinese Outsourcer Seeks ­.s. Workers with Iq of 125 and ­p

Bleum Inc. sets IQ threshold at 140 for its hires in China, however.

Forget India, Outsource to Arkansas
From ACM News

Forget India, Outsource to Arkansas

As the U.S. unemployment rate hovers near 10 percent, some companies are starting to eye job-hungry areas of the country as prime candidates for the kind of outsourced...

From ACM TechNews

How a Smart, Decentralized Energy Web Is Essential for Managing Renewable Energy Sources

Researchers from the Italian research center CREATE-NET recently completed a study that examined the ways in which decentralized, bottom-up design approaches could...

Computing Careers: The Future Is Bright
From ACM TechNews

Computing Careers: The Future Is Bright

"The Market for Computing Careers," a new report from Calvin College professor Joel Adams, suggests a bright future for people pursuing computing careers. 

From ACM TechNews

The Idea Incubator Goes to Campus

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of a handful of universities that work closely with investors to make sure promising ideas are nurtured into successful...

Framework Adapts to Pervasive Network Changes
From ICT Results

Framework Adapts to Pervasive Network Changes

As computer networks become more pervasive, and their development in constant flux, their management by human intervention is becoming increasingly unfeasible....

Visions of the Future
From Communications of the ACM

Visions of the Future

ACM joined forces with the British Computer Society to deliver its first academic research conference in Europe.

Eric Brewer: Change Agent
From Communications of the ACM

Eric Brewer: Change Agent

Eric Brewer's latest project involves designing and deploying low-cost wireless infrastructure in developing regions.

Censored!
From Communications of the ACM

Censored!

Countries use Internet censorship to dominate the political dialogue, but also to create favorable conditions for government-controlled businesses.

Sharing Computational Perspectives
From Communications of the ACM

Sharing Computational Perspectives

Computer scientists are now making intellectual contributions to a wide range of other disciplines, including evolutionary theory, physics, and economics.

Fears Over Dearth of Engineers in Europe
From ACM TechNews

Fears Over Dearth of Engineers in Europe

The European Roundtable of Industrialists says that Europe needs to take action to encourage people to become engineers or risk losing out to India and China. 

From ACM News

Where Are All the Science Majors?

In a move to measure its workforce not too long ago, Nationwide Insurance surveyed its 36,000 employees at the time. Its CEO was in for a shock. The single largest...

Why Do Women Leave Science And Engineering?
From ACM TechNews

Why Do Women Leave Science And Engineering?

Increasing the retention rate of women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields could help stem the U.S.'s declining share in world patenting and scientific...

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Panel to Recommend Certifications for Cybersecurity Workforce

The U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency is finalizing a draft report that discusses ways to expand the U.S. government's cybersecurity workforce...

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Isaca Identifies Top Five Social Media Risks For Business

An ISACA white paper names the top five social media risks for businesses and recommends solutions to help address the security, customer service and corporate...

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Hiring Expected to Be Robust in Second Half of 2010

Demand for technology professionals is rising and is expected to remain strong through the end of the year. Companies continue to hire entry-level positions, but...

Robin Milner: The Elegant Pragmatist
From Communications of the ACM

Robin Milner: The Elegant Pragmatist

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